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Farming

Wine subsidies outrage

Jacob's Creek New Zealand wine companies are ratcheting up their use of an Australian government rebate.

Money's not everything

NZ money, cash Surveys suggest farmers are not money hungry and lean more toward environmental stewardship than making big profits.

Swede risk creates planting dilemma

Cows graze on swedes Farmers are receiving mixed signals about selling the HT swede variety, which has been linked to the illness and deaths of hundreds of cows.

GM on the agenda

Craig Mackenzie Kiwi farming couple attending Global Farmer Roundtable that will focus on the challenge of feeding another two billion people.

Synlait focused on future

Synlait Milk John Penno insists Synlait Milk is not just about his efforts.

Opinion poll

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Related story: Lower milk price 'to boost dividend'

Milking her dream job

Daisy the calf has pride of place in Louise Giltrap's childhood scrapbook. Rediscovering a memento of her childhood takes Louise Giltrap back to the calf that sparked a dream.

Tech take up slow

NZ leads the world in developing new technologies for improved production but they're poorly taken up on our farms.

Rural Kiwis getting raw deal

Water tax will raise prices

Swede risk creates planting dilemma

Cows graze on swedes Farmers are receiving mixed signals about selling the HT swede variety, which has been linked to the illness and deaths of hundreds of cows.

Synlait focused on future

John Penno insists Synlait Milk is not just about his efforts.

Cow cruelty ruling to be appealed

Sour milk price taste

Synlait Milk profit right on target

Chairman said the focus during the year had been to deliver promises made to shareholders when the company listed in 2013.

Links with the land

Savannah Clement A nine-year-old confidently outlines 100 years of family history to 150 people at her parents' bull sale.

Striving for the best

Bruce and Pip Robinson have a passion and commitment to produce top quality hereford cattle.

Filled with bulls

Environment focus

Beef prices tipped to rise

Beef steer prices are heading for a record high, while lamb, dairy, and grains prices remain flat.

Shrek fleeced of record

wool A woolly Aussie heavyweight claims to have toppled Kiwi sheep Shrek's decade-old 27kg record.

Swede fears spread

Fears of swede poisoning could not only affect milking and calving seasons, but also sheep, say experts.

No time to be sheepish

Wool sector unity closer

Robotic sheepdog idea rejected

Robotic sheepdogs may be the way of the future, but Lassie is unlikely to be put out to pasture any time soon, Federated Farmers says.

Stopping the rot

Magic ingredient: Plant & Food Research scientists are working on ways to prevent vegetable spoilage en route to overseas markets. Two new research projects promising to produce healthier food and boost exports have been granted funding.

Yachts targeted in fruit fly fight

Yachts arriving in Northland from overseas will face greater biosecurity scrutiny to keep out a devastating pest.

Onion secrets shared

Seeds of optimism

Wine subsidies outrage

New Zealand wine companies are ratcheting up their use of an Australian government rebate.

Money's not everything

NZ money, cash Surveys suggest farmers are not money hungry and lean more toward environmental stewardship than making big profits.

More to honey than money

Manuka plantations could restore eroding hills and provide revenue.

Paperwork averted scam

Flock Hill owners deny 'eviction'

GM on the agenda

Kiwi farming couple attending Global Farmer Roundtable that will focus on the challenge of feeding another two billion people.

Time to plan beyond forced births

calf Forced births (inductions) will not be allowed from spring next year and farmers are being advised to start taking action now.

Common sense required

Stock on roads can result in tragedy if the risk is not taken seriously.

An extra week to end it all?

Plantain guru casts light on system

Cute and cuddly killers?

Health board warns allowing children to frolic with baby spring animals could lead them to contracting serious and potentially life threatening diseases.

Bigger plans on the way for Fieldays

Hamilton's Mystery Creek Pavilion is filled with the latest in agribusiness offerings for the Fieldays. Planning is already well underway for next year's Fieldays, as the team celebrates the success of the most recent event.

A brave new world

Technology is set to make farming a push-button business in the next decade.

Sculpture's timely entry

Upbeat over tech future

Chile chases youngster's invention

Young inventor Patrick Roskam is on an upward trajectory of success following his acceptance of his latest award.